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-- growth, stability, jobs, energy, financial markets. one of the key issues that's been discussed here, one of the so-called sherpa meetings ahead of the official meeting friday and saturday is about finance, it where are the financial flows and key for finance for infrastructure especially in areas such as asia, as well, which of course is part of the emerging powers. the other g-13 so to speak. with that in mind, imf senior economist for asia pacific joins us. i know you're not here to talk go-20 specifically or currency wars. i'll put that on the table. you are here to talk about infrastructure flows which is absolutely key to a lot of emerging economies in asia, as well. what's the message that you're hearing? what's the message you're giving? >> i think there's an issue in a lot of countries that there are large infrastructure gaps. we see it in advanced economies and in emerging markets of the there's an issue of where funds are going to come from to address gaps. they're questions related to how the funds will be sourced and how they will be intermediated into infrastructure flows an
agenda is expected to include more money for education, clean energy, manufacturing jobs and infrastructure. some ideas will be repackaged from his first term. the white house says there will also be new ones. we'll have special coverage of the state of the union address tonight at 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. eastern. >> and michelle obama will have a special guest in his box, the apple ceo tim cook. it's the second year an invitation has been extended to apple. last year, steve jobs' widow was invited. >>> and democrats plan to unveil a series of targets on tax increases on top earnings this week. that would replace the automatic cuts set to take effect on march 1st. aides say the tax dut would allow for a ten-month delay to that sequester. the plan is likely to be introduced on thursday, but the proposals are expected to be rejected by republican leaders. >>> president obama may sign a protective order aimed as decreasing number of cyber attacks on wednesday. the order would give the department of homeland security the lead role in sharing cyber threats with private indust
of the energy market. he wants a focus on longer term growth goals and that's what the oecd is looking at, as well. they're going to release a 292-page document looking at company specific reforms and structural issues that need to be looked at going forward. >> i don't think we should be losing any time in talking about the currency wars. we are furthest away today from a currency war than we were two or three years ago. today, our -- in the oecd, our research shows that we're pretty close to balance with most of the -- with the biggest currency, the most important currencies. so we don't see why we should be talking about currency wars. this currency war is no longer operational. we're using jargon from the past. we're fighting an old war. today, we should be concentrating on productivity. we should be cobs traiting on competitiveness and we are being distracted by this currency discussion. >> we're not talking about decades. the 2010 are talking about brazilian wars. >> it was three years ago already. it's decades. it's centuries ago. we're in the middle of this crisis. >> and three ye
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